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Mikkeller
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark

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RATINGS: 809   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium. Known as Monk’s Brew in the U.S.
Ingredients : Water, malts (pils and pale), candy syrup, brown sugar, hops (northern brewer, hallertauer and styrian goldings) and ale yeast
Monk’s Elixir is a heavy dark Belgian ale inspired by the Trappist monasteries of Rochefort and Westvleteren. The beer style, characterized by its high content of alcohol, distinguishes itself by its dominant yeast character, delicious malt background and balanced hop notes.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBrewnette (16) - - AUG 10, 2014
Aroma raspberries and molasses . Thick, tan, and creamy head quickly dissipated. No lacing. Beer is a dark brown with a slight maroon tint. Cloudy with high amount of sediment. . Beer is both sweet and lightly sour. Molasses, raspberries, tobacco, coffee, alcohol and red wine. . Medium body with a slightly lingering sediment. Mild Pickering. Sediment was slightly off putting, especially towards the end of the glass. This beer is aged in wine barrel and noticeably so. This beer is unusual and a nonconformist. Overall a beer I would drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolas510 (697) - SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014
Kolsvart med litet skum. Doftar torkade frukter och belgiskt. Ganska söt men med bra balans!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (356) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 75cl bottle. Dark brown coloured, beige foamy head. Aroma and taste are big on sweet roasted malts with grainy and earthy tones, caramel, butterscotsch, coffee, chocolate, raisins/figs and clove; minimal yeasty acidity; a little bitter. Dry (!) aftertaste, lingering bitternes. Soft mouthfeel, a bit sticky, good body, medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
666ale (65) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
75 cl. Dark brown, white foam. Chocolate, caramel, candi sugar, dried fruits and esters. A good quadrupel but a bit alchoolic in the end of the taste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1421) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
@ Mikkeller and Friends. Aromen lite dov, balanserad smak. Viss jäst i smaken.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1447) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2014
Dunkel mørk brun farve med kremet beige skum. Lukt av karamell, plommer, krydder og frukt. Smak av karamell, plommer, krydder og frukt. Søt og fruktig. Vinmonopolet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1240) - PORTUGAL - JUL 1, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle. Pours a brown colour with a small tan head that quickly vanishes. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice, alcohol and dates. Soft carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is a well balanced mix of sweet and bitter flavours. Overall, a complex, multi-dimensional beer. Tasteful and very digestive.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xavalias (171) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 On tap at Mikkeller bar, june 21, 2014; Bottle, august 30, 2014. Clear dark brown with a red to pink hue. Small beige head, medium retention, good lacing. Light fruity nose, sweet malts. Aromas of ripe fruits, sweet raisins, dried plums, caramel, candy sugar. Very sweet, medium bitterness to balance. Full-bodied, syrupy, a little astringent, medium carbonation. Long sweet finish. Not on the nauseating side you can often find in Belgian-style beers. I like it a lot, but it is far less sweet and complex than the equivalent La Trappe for example.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, sweet raisins and caramel on nose, taste is rich, sweet raisins, dry, sugary, caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1708) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
Fin duft av frukter. Tykt kremet kremfarget skum. Mørk rødbrun farge. Frisk smak av frukter og krydder som sitter.


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